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  • Technology: comparative analysis and design studies to improve current technologies related to the treatment of ships effluents and in particular three sub-groups: ballast water, oiled effluents and scrubbers waste

  • Economy: provides economic surveys and develops an economy study (business plan) for ships effluents management services for three main subgroups: ballast water, oiled water and scrubbers

  • Environmental issues: provides innovative solutions regarding sea water monitoring, forecast services and is developing a model for sea water monitoring in ports, with three sub-groups: remote sensing and in situ techniques (physical and biological parameters), sampling techniques for biological monitoring and development of biological risk assessment model for exemption cases

  • Regulations: monitors evolution of IMO and EU regulations for ships effluents and provides contributions to regulatory bodies to improve regulations. It covers two main subgroups: IMO MEPC working group and the EU Sustainable shipping Forum working group

  • Booking: analysis and design of new interfaces to facilitate the location of discharge and treatment facilities for classical effluents (oiled water, scrubbers waste and ballast water).

Visitors attend a demonstration of the InvaSave system in the Port of Lisbon

Atlantic Blue Port Services discuss important issues for shipping at the European Maritime Days in Lisbon – Portugal

The Atlantic Blue Port Services European Interreg Project highlighted a number of important issues for shipping at the European Maritime Days which took place in Lisbon, Portugal in May 2019. This annual event is organized by the European Commission (Directorate-General of the Sea/DG Mare) to bring together maritime stakeholders for a conference, workshops, exhibition and B2B meetings. This year the event welcomed 1400 participants from 53 countries, one of the most successful EMD’s since its creation in 2008....(Read More)

Posted on 2019-06-24 09:13:38 By Admin

Workshop «Invasive species and the IMO Ballast Water convention»

The workshop discussed and presented both the issues of the IMP Ballast Water Convention as well as the most suitable solutions for its implementation, considering both economic and operational challenges. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2019-06-24 09:21:43 By Admin

Demonstrations of the system « InvaSave » in the Port of Lisbon

Visitors to the European Maritime Days were invited to attend a presentation of the ballast water treatment system « InvaSave » followed by a demonstration in semi-operational mode. 55 attendees took part in this activity....(Read More)

Posted on 2019-06-24 09:22:25 By Admin

The "Blue Ports" project is funded by the Atlantic Area Interreg program.

The common goal of the partners is to motivate maritime communities to stop the discharge of effluents at sea by designing innovative and effective port reception and treatment facilities. The project is focusing on oil and ballast water effluents and scrubbers waste. These are the main sources of sea pollution by shipping.

The project has brought together 24 partners from the Atlantic area including:

  • Port authorities
  • Port reception facility operators
  • Public authorities
  • Businesses
  • Cluster organisations
  • National authorities
  • Research centres

The consortium is working with relevant organisations gathered in a task force, to find a consensus for ‘adequate’ port reception and treatment facilities which are attractive for ship owners and manageable for ports.

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Contact us for more information:
Fabienne Vallee, Project Leader
+33 2 98 00 38 00

Atlantic Blue Port project partners - led by Brest CCI